Marvin Eugene Powers, 68, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Missouri.
He was born May 30, 1944 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Archie and Minnie (Campen) Powers. He was one of six children. Marvin was a life long resident of Canton. He married Catherine Walker Davis in 1967. They had two daughters. He worked for Baxter’s until they closed their business. He was well known for working on appliances and work independently on his own since Baxter’s closed. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need, either physically or by explaining to them how to fix something. He had been in failing health since his accident on December 30, 2011. He went through many difficult days since then but always had a smile on his face for his caregivers, family, and friends that visited him.
Surviving is one daughter, Mitsie Ginn of Canton, Missouri, and six grandchildren, one brother John and his wife Geneva of Jefferson City, Missouri, and two sisters Carolyn Snelling and husband Gary of Baring, Missouri, and Barb Benedict and husband Ed of Keokuk, Iowa, two aunts, one uncle, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Wilson, his parents, Minnie and Archie Powers, two sisters Sue Ann in infancy, and Betty Fast of Baring, and a brother-in-law Bill Fast.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Stone officiating. Visitation to be held from noon until time of services at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, MO.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.
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Pallbearers: Terry Fast, Tony Snelling, Ryan Snelling, Joe Benedict, Ed Benedict and Gary Snelling